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NFL Continues Trevor Project Support


The National Football League (NFL) has announced the renewal of their partnership with the Trevor Project, a mental health and suicide prevention organisation.

For the second consecutive year, the NFL will donate US$100,000 (AU$160,000) to the project, which focuses on LGBTQ youths.

Tampa Bay athlete, Carl Nassib, announced his support of the Trevor Project in 2021, with a US$100,000 donation after coming out as gay.

The NFL has pledged to match Nassib’s contribution and do further work with the project.

Beyond their donation, the NFL will volunteer with the Trevor Project and receive education sessions to build awareness and support of the LGBTQ community.

Commenting on the partnership, Trevor Project corporate partnerships manager, Leah Kartun, said: “The NFL’s generous support of our life-affirming work not only helps us scale our crisis services for LGBTQ youth around the country and world, but it also spreads a message of love and acceptance directly to LGBTQ young people who may interact with the brand.”

“The massive national audience that the NFL reaches means that LGBTQ young people in all pockets of the U.S. could be reached with this affirmation – which can have a really meaningful impact on them feeling loved and part of a larger community who supports their existence,” she added.

The announcement comes after the NFL has previously partnered with XFL in a mental health initiative for athletes.

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